Sean and Sara hugging and drinking champagne, contained inside a magnifying glass. A silhouette of Albany, New York skyline with a blue sky with fluffy clouds for a background
Sean and Sara hugging and drinking champagne, contained inside a magnifying glass. A silhouette of Albany, New York skyline with a blue sky with fluffy clouds for a background

McKinley Mysteries

McKinley Mysteries 10 book covers

Romance. Humor. Murder. Are you looking for a murder mystery without all the graphic violence and foul language? Something that you can enjoy in an afternoon and walk away feeling good about afterward? How about a dash of humor and romance? If so, meet former detectives Sean and Sara McKinley. When a billionaire leaves them all his money, they no longer have to work, but they find themselves sticking to what they’re good at—solving murders. Undercover, off the books, and around the world, they’ll get to the bottom of things…and romance it up along the way.

This is the perfect book series for fans of Hart to Hart, Castle, Colombo, Monk, Rockford Files, Psych, and Magnum PI.

Read in any order or follow the series from the beginning: The Day Job is Murder, Vacation is Murder, Money is Murder, Politics is Murder, Family is Murder, Shopping is Murder, Christmas is Murder, Valentine’s Day is Murder, Coffee is Murder, Skiing is Murder.

The Books in the McKinley Mysteries

Albany PD detective Sean McKinley is in love with his partner, Sara, but they are just friends. That is, until a windfall could change everything. Book 1 in the series.

The McKinleys’ honeymoon in Cancun doesn’t exactly go according to plan. But there’s only so much rest and relaxation two former detectives can handle anyway. Book 2 in the series.

Even without their detective badges, Sean and Sara can’t get away from murder investigations. This one takes them to New York City. Book 3 in the series.

Sean and Sara may have retired their badges, but the rumor’s out that they solve murders on the sly, and Albany’s mayor is looking for their help. Book 4 in the series.

Sean and Sara’s search for a maid gets messy when a woman claims to be Sara’s birth mother and shortly thereafter a dead body shows up. Book 5 in the series.

Sean and Sara get more than they bargained for when they take to the mall on Black Friday and a man falls—or was he pushed?—from the second floor. Book 6 in the series.

’Tis the season for good cheer, and a snowy wonderland paints the perfect backdrop for the holiday…until Sean and Sara’s neighbors die in a house fire. Book 7 in the series.

Sean and Sara jet off to Jamaica, but unfortunately, it’s not for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. It’s to rescue their abducted friend Jimmy. Book 8 in the series.

Sean and Sara’s private investigation firm has its first case—they’re off Virginia and neck-deep in coffee beans that just might be poisoned. Book 9 in the series.

Sean and Sara’s relaxing ski vacation goes up in a puff of powder when there’s a suspicious death on the mountain and they get involved. Book 10 in the series.